Rss - About Israel Information10/25/2014 4:11:23 PM60en-USMaking biofuel sugar from woodhttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/Biofuel-sugar-from-wood.aspxThe Israeli company HCL Clean Tech is looking to convert wood chips into a high-value feedstock for biofuels and the plastics and chemicals industries.Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:21:00 GMTMedical clownshttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/Medical-clowns.aspxIsrael hosts an international congress to show other countries a new model for medical clowning as a recognized hospital therapy.Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:31:52 GMTSTATE: Symbolshttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/State-Symbols.aspxThe official emblem of the State of Israel is a candelabrum (menorah), whose shape is said to be derived from the seven-branched moriah, a plant known since antiquity.Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:37:01 GMTSTATE: Political Structurehttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/STATE-Political-Structure.aspxIsrael is a parliamentary democracy consisting of legislative, executive and judicial branches. Its institutions are the presidency, the Knesset (parliament), the government (cabinet of ministers) and the judiciary. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:48:20 GMTSTATE: The Presidencyhttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/STATE-Presidency.aspxThe president is the head of state, with the presidency symbolizing the nation's unity, above and beyond party politics.Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:43:58 GMTSTATE: Legislaturehttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/STATE-Legislature.aspxThe Knesset (Israel's unicameral parliament) is the country's legislative body.Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:43:34 GMTSTATE: Local Governmenthttp://www.israelemb.org/miami/AboutIsrael/AboutIsraelInfo/Pages/STATE-Local-Government.aspxServices provided by local government include education, culture, health, social welfare, road maintenance, public parks, water, and sanitation. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:43:43 GMT